The adventure begins

The adventure begins

So Jerry B., Mutt and I left our little corner of the state to take the back roads to Akron… no Interstates for us. Our first stop was in Zanesville at Fink Harley Davidson.

After borrowing the restroom for a moment and looking at lots of stuff none of us could afford, we continued north towards Akron.

Small marker net to Dr. Bob and Annie's grave

Small marker next to Dr. Bob and Annie's grave

The Four Absolutes

We got in on Thursday, the day before it all officially started so our first stop after the hotel was the Mt. Peace Cemetery and Dr. Bob’s grave site.

First meeting...

First meeting...

The next stop was at the Gatehouse on the Stan Hyet where Henrietta Sieberling arranged the first meeting between Bob Smith and Bill Wilson.

Then a run to Dr. Bob’s house on Ardmore before the weekend crowd.

How many steps to the porch I wonder...

How many steps to the porch I wonder...

I missed this last year… it recharges my batteries for sure.

In the lot by the Infocision Arena

In the lot by the Infocision Arena

I found, as always, the weekend to be unbelievably powerful.

Beautiful night... for a meeting... or anything

Beautiful night... for a meeting... or anything

Hard to see… but there are fifteen thousand people surrounding me!

Our friend Maria V. joined us for the Big Meeting and the Run To Dr. Bob’s Grave this morning.

0700... ready to ride

0700... ready to ride

If you don’t tear up when you hear Amazing Grace payed on the bagpipes… you’re never going to tear up.

Jerry and Maria at the service

Jerry and Maria at the service

Mutt, Hillbilly and Harley

Mutt, Hillbilly and Harley

Yep… these are some of my dearest friends and it was an honor to share the weekend with them.

A ride home in the rain today… and back to ‘reality.’ Off on the road later this week.


Comments

  1. Comment made on June 16, 2014 by rob

    founders day & father’s day. went to a meeting for the former & got starbucks & joseph-beth gift cards (from the girls) for the latter. heard ave maria on the cello & piano on wguc the other morning, it was a good week.

  2. Comment made on June 11, 2014 by johno

    @dan
    I need help with a couple myself:)

  3. Comment made on June 10, 2014 by dan

    I need HELP with my HULP. But I keep at it everyday:)

  4. Comment made on June 10, 2014 by HOGAN

    Hey Jorma,

    The bag pipes do it to me everytime too…Love the picture of your buds, looks like a great bunch of fella’s..Nice to hear that Larry and Theresa will be joining you for the electric shows looking forward to it, if you happen to be practicing in the studio on your new Les Paul and feel like doing some “old school” Walkin Blues just happens to come to mind…just sayin…lol
    Have a Happy Father’s Day and keep smilin…..
    Hogan
    🙂

  5. Comment made on June 10, 2014 by John B

    Are you and Jack involved in this 50th anniversary of the Airplane merchandising thing Jorma ?

  6. Comment made on June 10, 2014 by johno

    I know – I got too much time on my hands

  7. Comment made on June 10, 2014 by johno

    I came up with an easy way to remember the 4 absolutes – HULP – Honesty, Unselfishness, Love and Purity. It’s similar to HELP – but the only one you’re really helping is U.

  8. Comment made on June 10, 2014 by johno

    They sound easy but if you try to pull them all off together – I’m pretty sure they are pretty hard to do. But if you do the rewards are great. These absolutes are kinda what we’ll all be judged by when we get to the pearly gates – so I better start working.

  9. Comment made on June 10, 2014 by johno

    They sound easy but if you try to pull them all off together – I’m pretty sure they are pretty hard to do. But if you do the rewards are great. These absolutes are kinda what we’ll all be judged by when we get to the pearly gates – so I better start working.

    T

    I

  10. Comment made on June 10, 2014 by Scott Meyers

    I agree JK.

  11. Comment made on June 9, 2014 by Scott Meyers

    Honest…Purity…Unselfishness…Love… Four critical ingredients in a happy and content life.

    • Comment made on June 9, 2014 by Jorma

      It’s a tall order I know… but as they say, progress not perfection.

      Jorma

  12. Comment made on June 9, 2014 by johno

    I love those 4 absolutes. If you live by them you can’t go wrong.

  13. Comment made on June 8, 2014 by Larry Petrillo

    Vaya con Dios mi compadre. (as we say in Vermont 😉

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